1. (n.) Dominion; territory; field of authority\.

2. (n.) The territory over which dominion or authority is exerted; the possessions of a sovereign or commonwealth, or the like. Also used figuratively.

3. (n.) Landed property; estate; especially, the land about the mansion house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy; demesne.

4. (n.) Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one has in his own right; absolute proprietorship; paramount or sovereign ownership.

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